WAEC exam to hold despite Eid-el-Kabir holiday

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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has announced that the examinations slated for September 4 will hold despite the public holidays.

The Nigerian government has declared September 1 and 4 as public holidays to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid-el-Kabir.

The council said on its Twitter account on Tuesday that the exams for private candidates, in the 2017 timetable will hold as earlier scheduled earlier.

The Director of Public Affairs WAEC Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES in a chat on Wednesday morning adding that the “the paper(s) will hold as scheduled.”

There had been speculations in the public space whether or not the exams would be postponed in order to allow candidates take part in the festivities heralding the Muslim celebration.


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  • Ayinde

    PT is obviously full of mischief, why this head line and is WAEC Exams not being a recurring and annual ritual ? So why expect that it should be postponed ?
    Come plain please.

  • Otile

    This is irreligious. How can they hold the tormenting exam during the holy month of Sallah? On that day the youths will be thinking about ram not x+y = ?

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  • 45Degree

    The actual festival is September 1st. So we have 2nd and 3rd weekend. Exactly, WHY taking September 4th off? This government needs take a critical look at these unnecessary vacations.